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Glycolic Acid: What does it do to your skin and how to include it in Skincare?

Mar 04, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

Glycolic Acid: What does it do to your skin and how to include it in Skincare? - SavarnasMantra

“Glycolic Acid”, you might have heard of this term at your visit to your skin dermatologist doctor many times. It is a common chemical that has been used in dermatological procedures like “chemical peel.” Most of us associate glycolic acid with chemicals. 

But, did you know that natural extracts of glycolic acid are available too? Yes, it's possible now. Glycolic acid is not just present in chemical-laden products but its extracts are also present in natural skincare products. Happy to know this!! Let us help you move forward on how to include Natural Glycolic Acid in your skincare routine. 

Before moving ahead, let us give you some insights on glycolic acid 

What is Glycolic Acid? 

Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that makes your skin look younger with a smoother, more youthful glow. Glycolic acid is used by dermatologists as a light peeling agent to reduce sun damage and discoloration caused by the uneven circulation of blood and aging. 

Glycolic acid is a fast-acting, safe and effective AHA peel that improves the appearance and rejuvenates your skin. 

Glycolic acid benefits to exfoliate, brighten, and hydrate your skin, with alpha-hydroxy acids derived from plant sugars.

 It is a safe and potent skin resurfacing agent that has been used for decades to treat wrinkles, promote faster cell turnover, and fade sun spot scars. 

What are the benefits of Glycolic acid for skincare? 

The benefits of Glycolic acid are - 

Improves skin tone 

Glycolic acid skin care products may improve skin tone and texture and can be used to minimize wrinkles and fine lines caused by pollution damage. 

Reduces freckles, age spots, and fine lines 

Glycolic acid helps to get rid of freckles and age spots, making skin radiant, smooth, and soft.

Glycolic acid is an acid that exfoliates the skin, making it smooth, clear, and healthy. It has proven beneficial in reducing wrinkles & brown spots, enhancing firmness, and diminishing fine lines. 

Helps prevent sun damage 

Glycolic acid works best on mature-type skin and has a tendency to worsen sun damage, so be sure to use sunscreen containing natural glycolic acid and limit exposure to the sun. 

Improves acne 

Glycolic acid also helps improve the appearance of rosacea and acne. The benefits of glycolic acid for the skin are extensive but not overwhelming. Use products containing natural glycolic acid to see noticeable results in three weeks or less. 

It aids in clearing stubborn breakouts by smoothing and lightening existing pimples, as well as preventing future blemishes 

It also helps with acne, and acne spots or scars. 

Collagen production 

Glycolic acid works to eliminate dead skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and unclogs pores. It helps remove dead skin cells and increases the skin's elasticity. 

Hydrating effect 

Glycolic acid also has some hydrating effects on the skin - it can cause plumping of the cells below the surface to diminish minor fine lines and reduce dullness for a clearer, brighter, more even-looking complexion. 

Conventional Glycolic Acid V/s Natural Glycolic Acid 

Glycolic acid is an organic acid found naturally in the human skin. 

It has been used to exfoliate and renew the surface of the skin since "Frankincense" was first utilized as a remedy for various skin disorders more than 4,000 years ago - as early as ancient Egypt. Practitioners throughout the ages have trusted glycolic acid as a powerful, yet gentle cosmetic ingredient. It is frequently used in dermatological products to treat infections like acne. 

Glycolic Acid is naturally found in sugar cane juice, and is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients. Its small molecular structure allows it to penetrate the skin and attract moisture effectively, making it the gold standard for anti-aging regimens. 

Natural Glycolic acid is also believed to benefit skin health, reduce the appearance of cellulite, fight dryness and itching and improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and areas of discoloration. 

The Natural Glycolic Acid serum refines and brightens the complexion by exfoliating away dead skin cells while hydrating and calming the skin. 

How to include glycolic acid in skincare? 

Glycolic acid is a compound that helps keep the epidermis of your skin strong, clear, and healthy. The compound is made up of two parts: alpha-hydroxy acids, which fight the effects of aging, and water. Glycolic Acid can be found in almost all cosmetics that contain AHAs. The glycolic acid used by us at Savarnas Mantra has a good purity rating in the form of natural extracts. 

Customize your regimen with a natural extract of glycolic acid, each targeting a different skin need with Savarnas Mantra Skincare Collection. Or better yet, incorporate natural glycolic acid skin care products into multiple steps of your daily routine to maximize their benefits.

When applied topically, glycolic acid has been shown to help improve the appearance of skin by speeding up the process of sloughing away dead cells on the surface to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. 

Glycolic acid is an excellent addition to any skincare regimen that can help improve a number of skin conditions. 

Most skin care products contain an artificial version of glycolic acid. So beware before making the best pick!! 

Let us check out what makes natural glycolic acid skin care products from Savarnas Mantra - The Best Pick!!! 

Better absorption with the smaller molecular structure 

Saravana Mantra uses natural glycolic acid in small molecular size allowing it to penetrate deeper. Additionally, it has the smallest molecular structure of all the alpha- hydroxy acids (AHAs), allowing for optimal absorption. The result? Clearer, smoother skin, which improves the appearance of skin impaired by aging, and helps diminish the appearance of signs of sun damage and hormonal changes that can occur during menopause. 

Want to boost up the absorption of natural glycolic acid at a faster rate??? Along with Savarnas Mantra- consume natural foods containing glycolic acid. 

We encourage consuming glycolic acid from natural foods too 

It is a natural substance present in some foods such as sugarcane, pineapples, and cantaloupe melons. 

Here are natural glycolic acid products that you can invest in!! 

Savarnas Mantra Natural CoQ10 Age Defying Toner 

Savarnas Mantra Natural CoQ10 Age Defying Toner contains some natural extracts of cucumber, orange, papaya, chamomile, sage, and aloe leaf. This has natural glycolic extracts. 

Natural glycolic acid is a water-soluble alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use. This formula is research based with natural derivatives to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. 

This derivative is derived from natural, organic and biodynamic ingredients. 

Savarnas Mantra Natural Fruit Power Exfoliator

Savarnas Mantra Natural Fruit Power Exfoliator uses natural glycolic acid that gently eliminates the dead skin and clogged pores to prevent acne. It also contains natural lactic acid which helps give a hydrating effect. 

After the  Natural Fruit Power Exfoliator, how about trapping in moisture and locking some skin nutrients for better skin health? 

Don't forget to use… 

The Savarnas Mantra Natural Skin Tonic- A Natural Boost for your skin

This contains plant-derived essential lipids and skin nutrients for healthy skin. 

This is natural and the best pick for glycolic acid. Get started with a skincare regime and include it in your daily life to be future-ready for healthy skin.